Sunday, February 27, 2005

Flu plan laid out in chilling detail

From the Toronto Star:
It is a long and chilling document. It lists the names of every embalming fluid and casket supplier in Canada, discusses mass graves and temporary morgues and who should get the small, precious supply of drugs that would be available.

The 400-page report details how the federal government would prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. When one hits the world — most experts don't say "if" anymore — health officials estimate it will kill 58,000 Canadians and hospitalize 138,000 others. Five million more will require outpatient care and 10.6 million will be sick enough to miss work. ...more

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